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December 5, 2014

Shorties (Cheryl Strayed Profiled, An Excerpt from the New Gil Scott-Heron Biography, and more)

Vulture profiled author Cheryl Strayed.

PopMatters excerpted from Marcus Barum's new book, Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man.

26 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 385), including the New York Times top 10 books of the year, the Economist's best books, the Houston Chronicle's best books, and the Guardian's best biographies and memoirs.

Questlove called for more protest music and art.

Fanzine features new short fiction by Jac Jemc.

Alt. Latino listed its favorite Latin music of 2014.

The Rusty Toque features new short fiction by Amelia Gray.

Listen to Strand of Oaks cover the Replacements' "Alex Chilton."

The Wall Street Journal profiled author Dave Eggers.

The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards have been named.

Slate examined the process behind creating the New York Times notable books list.

All Songs Considered recapped the year in music.

Flavorwire listed 25 genre novels that should be classics.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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